Lire is hands down the most versatile log analysis software available today. Lire not only keeps you informed about your HTTP, FTP, and mail traffic, it also reports on your firewalls, your print servers, and your DNS activity. The ever growing list of Lire-supported services clearly outstrips any other software, in large part thanks to the numerous volunteers who have pioneered many new services and features. Lire is a total solution for your log analysis needs. Best of all, Lire is GPL’ed Free Software, built around the idea of extendibility. Its xml-driven reporting engine can theoretically parse any kind of log, given that a service driver is written to convert the raw log into a Lire DLF (Distilled Log Format) file. This means that Lire is also a long-term solution: as new network services come into vogue, Lire will be there to parse and distill their activity for you.